Category: The 18th Amendment


"There is no way that the 18th Amendment can be made to work. It must be repealed," said Dr Jayampathi Wickremaratne  PC – expert in constitutional law addressing a panel discussion organised by TISL to examine ways and means of how best the provisions of the 18th Amendment to the ... Read More
April 1, 2011haritha


This Position Paper is issued by Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) after analyzing the process and contents of the 18th Amendment to the Constitution but the focus is solely on the vital aspects of accountability and governance. Download Pisition Paper:  ENG   |   SIN   |   TAM BACKGROUND Sri Lanka has a written Constitution which ... Read More
November 4, 2010haritha


The Island :                          The passage of the 18th Amendment Bill in parliament has drawn our attention once again to the politicization of key institutions that we have witnessed over the years. The public has become increasingly cynical about the capacity of the police, the public service, and the administration responsible for ... Read More
October 18, 2010haritha



The lonely crusader

Speaking in Parliament during the debate on  the 18th Amendment, TNA MP M.A. Sumanthiran described it as "a Bill that threatens to finally nail the coffin in which democracy of this country had been laid for some time now." Below is his speech in full: 8 September 2010 Mr. Speaker, I rise to speak ... Read More
September 13, 2010haritha